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Stihl BG 50 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BG 50 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 412 CFM at 159 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27.2 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BG 50 412 CFM Gas Blower
Stihl BG 50 412 CFM Gas Blower
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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 412
MPH Up to 159
Blowing Force 13 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 27.2 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlNo
Fuel tank 14.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 7.9 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Stihl BG 50, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Description

Get superior performance from the BG 50 gasoline-powered handheld blower. Built here in America, this reasonably priced tool boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in the STIHL gas-powered line, making it the perfect choice for homeowners seeking premium STIHL quality. Its lightweight, compact design features a fuel-efficient engine, toolless air filter access and an upright fuel tank for easier filling. Clean up yard waste and leaf piles quickly and easily with this affordable and convenient blower. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BG 50

The Stihl BG 50 in use

The Stihl BG 50

  • Power: The Stihl BG 50 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 412 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 159 MPH.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. Among other gas-powered handheld blowers, the Stihl BG 50 can be considered light, weighing only 7.9 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 27.2 cc. Please note that, because the Stihl BG 50’s engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Stihl, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the BG 50 offers variable speed settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 70 dB, the BG 50 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 14.5 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity.

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The Stihl BG 50's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BG 50 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 159 MPH, which is on the lower end for gas-powered handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Stihl BG 50 can reach 412 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other gas-powered handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Stihl BG 50 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Lightweight (7.9 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (14.5 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent CFM (412 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cruise control
  • Low MPH (159 MPH)

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About Stihl

Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl BG 50 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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    The Big 50 performs great, one of the best leaf blowers I have used in years, starts with one or two pulls , I have found it to be very easy to use and light , only wish it had an attachment to reduce the airflow so one can control the leaf direction better. otherwise one heck of a machine.

    + PROS: Great price Powerful for a lightweight machine.
    - CONS: no attachment to help direct air flow.
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